Thin Crust Pizza and Three Cheese Pan Pizza

The FIFA Finals night converted my kitchen into a Pizzeria! Kids and friends gang, excitement and huge appetites!
To meet the appetites and keep the fun quotient bubbling,  we made king-sized pizzas, two ways! Both with the goodness of whole wheat and  fresh veggies!
10522467_10152497967738563_7851962873972391327_nThe first kind was Thin Crust and veggie loaded with very little cheese (my favourite kind of pizzas) for the grown-ups. The second, was the boys’ delight-  Three Cheese Pan pizza! Both with the same dough! I have been experimenting with flour and yeast proportions off late and this is a nice simple one. I call it my one and a half dough as most of the ingredients for the pizza base are in one and a half measure.
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So here goes

Ingredients
All Purpose Flour/Maida- 1 ½ cup
Whole wheat flour/Aata- 1 ½ cup
Instant Yeast- 1 ½ tsp
Oil- 1 ½ Tbsp
Sugar- 1 ½ tsp
Salt- 1 tsp
Butter- 2 Tbsp
Oregano/herb mix- 2 tbsp
Chopped vegetables of your choice- I used red, green and yellow peppers, baby corn and mushrooms
Cheddar cheese , grated- 1 cup
Mozarella cheese, grated- 1 ½  cup
Ricotta cheese, crumbled- 1 cup

  1. Warm up half a cup of water, add sugar and mix. Add the yeast , mix and leave to bloom for 10-15 minutes. The mixture should be frothy and almost bubbling over. Proceed only then. Else start again. Here is a detailed pictorial on blooming the yeast and proving the dough.
  2. Mix both the flours and salt well and add the yeast mixture to the flour mix stirring it with a wooden ladle. Mix well for about five minutes.
  3. Add the oil and knead adding warm water gradually, for 10-15 minutes till the dough is soft, springy and non sticky. I used up about a cup of warm water to knead the dough.
  4. Cover and keep in a warm place for it to rise till it doubles up.
  5. Meanwhile, get your pizza sauce ready. I used my three pepper marinara to top the pizza bases.
  6. Gently knock the dough back and get it together. Divide into two.
  7. With on half I made two thin-crusts and with the other half a large sized pan pizza.

 

Assembling the Pizzas
Thin crust, veggie loaded Pizza

Grease a baking tray and pre-heat the oven at 200C for 15 minutes.
Roll out half of the dough very thin, say about  4 mm. Brush the top with butter. Lay the sauce in a generous layer. Layer the vegetables. Sprinkle the oregano/herb mix. Sprinkle some mozzarella.
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Bake at 200C for 20 minutes. Keep checking after the first 15 minutes because ovens behave differently.Repeat with the other half of the dough. This gives two large thin crust pizzas.
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Three Cheese Pan Pizza

Grease a baking tray and pre-heat the oven at 200C for 15 minutes.
Roll out the dough to about 6 mm thickness. Life the edges of the pizza base a little to form a pan shape.
Brush the top with butter.
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Lay the sauce in a generous layer. Layer the vegetables. Sprinkle the oregano/herb mix.

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Top with the three cheeses, starting with ricotta, then cheddar and the top layer mozzarella.

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Bake at 180C for 25-30 minutes. Keep checking after the first 15 minutes because ovens behave differently.

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This one’s my favourite piece, which I had in peace while the Argentinians and the Germans dallied!
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I am taking these two pizzas to the party at  Angie’s! Sharing the foodie fun!  A big thank you to Indu,Selma and Hilda for co-hosting this wonderful event! Cheers people 🙂

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33 thoughts on “Thin Crust Pizza and Three Cheese Pan Pizza

    1. Hi Anisha
      You need to bloom the yeast in half a cup of warm water. Then add more water as per the requirement to get a soft, springy dough 🙂 Thanks for dropping by 🙂

  1. Pizzas are always popular at Fiesta Friday – thanks for bringing yours along. These look delicious – I might have to go and get the dough started right now.

  2. Thank you for sharing this with us – we love a good pizza slice or three at this party!! Glad to hear that you managed to eat a slice in peace – it’s exhausting watching a game like that – sitting on the edge of the sofa, arms clenched, then rising up, then falling dejectedly, all the cheering and groaning…we need those dalliances!! Happy Fiesta Friday!!

  3. Hi Garima! These pizzas look so yummy! I like the name of the dough – one and a half dough! Easy to remember the recipe! thanks for bringing these delicious pizzas to Fiesta Friday! ANd hope you are having fun there! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Indu. I love the Fiesta party. Always so much fun! I like to simplify stuff so it is easy to remember like I used to with equations at school ..LOL 🙂
      Thanks a lot for dropping by 🙂

  4. Hi Garima,
    I dont have the instant yeast. But have dry active yeast. Can that help? Please reply asap. I want toake it now for my son.

      1. Thanks for the link Garima. It would be surely helpful! But i added around 2tsp n 1/4tsp of dry active yeast. The glour seems to be convincing enough! Lets see how it turns out after baking!
        I have taken off today so hoing to bake for my son! After this would be your brownie 😉
        Thanks!

  5. Planning to make it tom…can u pls guide as to on which made to bake it
    I h. Recently purchased a new otg so still confused ….also doesn’t this dough need two proofs?

    1. Hi Shruti
      I start with bottom heating element on and then after about 5 minutes switch the top one on too.
      Keep an eye always to avoid burning. Each oven works different.

      I prove the dough just once. Works fine 🙂
      Hqppy Baking 🙂

  6. Hii Garima.
    M a big fan of ur recipes… I have tried quiet a few and all turned out great every time.
    With this recipe I succeeded in making pizaa!!!
    Thank u so much!!!

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